Super Hero Virtual Run/Walk
What is this?
It is a church and community event for people of all-ages. Participants can run or walk a distance of 1 mile or 3.1 miles (a 5K distance).
Why Virtual and what does that mean?
It will be virtual this year because of Covid-19. Rather than having a large group of people gather at St. Luke’s to run the race, participants can run or walk their miles in whatever manner they choose. It could be at any location, it could be an outdoor route or it could be on a treadmill. We hope to make this an annual event and will plan to host it at St. Luke’s in future years.
Why is it called a “Superhero” Run/Walk?
Participants can be Superheroes in 2 ways. The first way is that they can wear a superhero shirt or costume as they participate. The second and more important way is that the participants can support mission work. This year we are supporting the ROC Youth Center in Watertown. People can support the work of the ROC in the following ways: 1 – participating in this event, 2 – praying for the work of the ROC, 3 – giving a financial gift to support the ROC.
If you want to give a financial gift, remember that it is entirely freewill. The amount you give is up to you. A possible idea would be to give an amount based on the amount of miles you run or walk. You could give, for example, $5 or $10 or $20 per mile (or another amount of your choice). Please give your gift to St. Luke’s so that we can donate a lump sum to the ROC.
How do I participate?
Complete your miles by August 29 th . To show that you participated, submit a picture of yourself to us so that we can share it on our Facebook page – this is especially important for those participating in the Superhero costume contest. If the picture can be taken while you are running or walking, that would be great. Otherwise, you can take your picture after you are done with your race BIB.
Are there any prizes?
Absolutely – while any participant can run or walk either distance, the prizes will follow what is listed here:
Best Superhero costume Boys (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Best Superhero costume Girls (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Best Superhero costume Adults (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Best mile Boys up to 8th grade (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Best mile Girls up to 8th grade (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Best 5k Men 9th grade and up (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Best 5k Women 9th grade and up (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)
Since it is a virtual run, there are additional prizes for the most creative route. If you don’t think you can win a prize based on speed or a costume, use an app to draw something creative.
Pictured to the right is a route that someone used to spell out “LPS” for Luther Prep School. The sky is the limit for your creativity.
Most Creative Run Route Boys (1st , 2nd , and 3rd)
Most Creative Run Route Girls (1st , 2nd , and 3rd
Most Creative Run Route Adults (1st , 2nd , and 3rd)
Here's a few training plans to help you complete the 5k distance no matter what speed you're doing it at:
Even though it's a virtual run doesn't mean you can't have your own participant bib. Download one for print here:
Contact Pastor Redfield at St. Luke’s